Roman gladis-style blade with tarred linen-wrapped grip and small pommel. Center of the blade is stamped "Novelty Works," the only known example where the firm name is stamped on the blade. Scabbard is leather and tin-mounted.
Memphis Novelty Works-made sword, manufactured in Memphis for a private purchaser. The blade is a Roman-style blade with brass guard, leather and brass-wrapped grip; with lap-seamed scabbard. There are fewer than 8 surviving examples of this style...
"Memphis," "Novelty Works," and "Thos. Leech & Co." stamped on three lines. Grip is wrapped with leather and twisted brass. This sword was produced in Memphis prior to the partnership with Charles Rigdon.
Private purchase Leech & Rigdon-made sword with "CS" cast on the side of the guard. Grip is wrapped with tarred linen and twisted brass wire. Leather scabbard with scalloped mounts. "CS" in the fold of the guard.
Letter from G. G. Rutledge to his father G. R. Rutledge concerning a sermon by Dr. Pitts; joining a company in Greene County as a Lieutenant; the quality of volunteers for the army; purchasing new clothing; and buying flour.
Private purchase sword carried by Col. Walker, who was killed at Kolb's Farm near Marietta, GA. "CS" is cast on the quillion; Leech & Rigdon etched at ricasso. Wrapped leather grip with twisted brass wire.
Asst. Surgeon Dr. Elihu Pierce, 6th N. H. Inf., USA, carried this field cup and leather container during the Civil War. Pierce also served on the 9th Army Corps Train in Alexandria, Virginia, at the end of the war.